This is an Excerpt from my Diary:
September 16th 2008
‘Was in the cab this morning. Me and Nasim were discussing the mediocrities of the day, cribbing about work, the management, love, life etc. The driver asked if we’d like to listen to some music. I nodded.
He had a pretty decent collection. We stopped cribbing and were listening to the music. Music does that to you. Browsing through his collection, I suddenly heard ‘Billie Jean’ . I asked Nasim to stop flipping through the songs and let the single play.
This was MJ’s best single ever. I loved the song as a kid and as a young boy. Those days of idolising Michael Jackson flashed before my eyes. I remember listening and loving every MJ track. I listened to Remember the time, Blood on the dance floor, The way you make me feel. There was a thin, nostalgic smile on my face.
I wanted to listen to ‘Who is it?’ and ‘Smooth Criminal’ and was browsing furiously when the driver interrupted and said, “Sir , let the next one play. It’s ‘Black or White’ I love that song.” Immediately, MJ’s trademark music filled the atmosphere. I was enjoying the music thoroughly.
I was home.’